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How Do I Get Rid Of A Migraine Headache
It Depends: For occasional migraines (1 a month or less) taking a medication like Ibuprofen to to stop the headache as soon as it starts can be effective. If your headaches are more frequent taking this type of medication frequently can lead to rebound headaches and you might need a medication to prevent your migraines. In addition there is some evidence for cam like acupuncture, and feverfew. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Many options.: Headaches can be caused by many different causes - eye strain, dehydration, neck tension, or be migraine-type. If you get a mild headache only occasionally, i suggest trying to drink a glass or two of water, take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, get off the screen if you have been keyboarding or texting, and ask a friend to massage your neck and shoulders for a few minutes. If it persists, see the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Migraine: First, be sure it is migraine. See; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/migraine.Html or read freedom from headaches by saper and magee. Second, try the generic version of excedrin (which has acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine combined), or Naproxen (trade name aleve). Third, if you truly have migraine, learn which foods are your migraine triggers, and then learn when to avoid those foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemic headach: When something causes a rapid drop in blood sugar, the brain will initiate various mechanisms to raise it. One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is a mild, dull headache. Eating something to raise your blood sugar should resolve it. In the future steer clear of foods/beverages high in sugar. Research the "glycemic index" to find carbs that will avoid that. ...Read more
Migraines: While there's no cure, there are 2 types of meds for migraines. One is called abortive, which is used for immediate pain relief, and you take this type of meds as needed. The other is called preventive, which is used to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines, and you take this type of meds daily. You should also identify and avoid your headache triggers. A headache diary can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, diagnosis: In general, headache as the only symptom is rarely the result of rhino-sinusitis. The classical symptoms of sinusitis are nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow nasal discharge, fullness or pressure below the eyes and pain or fullness between the eyes. You get rid of sinusitis by first making the diagnosis and determining whether it is viral or bacterial. Then you can get rid of headache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Water, water, water: You might want to try drinking a lot of water so your body is well hydrated. The theory is that mucous will be made thinner, and may have a better chance of clearing out. The 2nd use of water would be a hot shower or 'steam treatment' - take your time soaking up the steam, it should help open up the sinus passages and thereby relieve the headache. 3rd, a wet hot facecloth over the headache areas. ...Read more
DDS and MD: Regarding the toothache, you'll have to see a dentist to determine the cause & have it treated accordingly. Regarding the headache, if you suffer from chronic headaches or simple otc medications does not relieve it, you should see a physician as headaches may be a symptom of other underlying medical issues.The two may or may not be related. Pain medication only covers up & does not fix any problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is causing them: Headaches are often from the muscles of the head and face region and too often are related to problems with the joints, muscles and bite. Put your fingers over where you get the headaches and bite down. If you feel the muscles move, then look into the joint, muscle, and bite (TMJ) as a possible cause. Treat the cause, not the effects. ...Read more
Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works well for most people if taken as directed. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids and Sleep: Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache ,try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories. If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause: If you are properly evaluated looking for the cause of your headache , the proper treatment can be given. See a doctor to find out if the cause is neck problems , sinus infection , migraines , allergy or other caused .Treat the cause and not the pain symptoms and get rid of the problem . This does not sound like a migraine. Perhaps another type, of headache. ...Read more
Nice massage: One way is to have a nice massage in a relaxing environment. Warm bath, with soft music. 10% peppermint oil applied to temples (don't get it in your eyes). Longer term prevention: assess your diet for any foods you might be sensitive to & avoid them. Guided imagery, and other mind-body exercises & visualizations. Regular yoga practice. Classical homeopathy. For some, acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Cheesemelt, the best cure is prevention. Drink one water or noncaffeinated drink after each alcoholic one. Eat before drinking, and taking an antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) if u dont HAV stomach problems. Drink in moderation and dont drink and drive ever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Dr. Machanic: Address specific stressors. In addition to valuable info already provided - work to manage your stress. o address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure,> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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